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ARCATA - People across the nation traded their cars Tuesday for a greener method of travel as part of World Car-Free Day.

Created in 2000, motorists are encouraged to give up cars for a day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. Advocates say people in 1,500 cities celebrated Tuesday by bicycling, walking, and using public transportation. Arcata became one of those...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 18:36

ARCATA - The California State University Chancellor has kicked off a tour to visit all 23 of the system's universities. The first, Tuesday, at Humboldt State.

“I really wanted to spend some time, some in depth time with our faculty, and our students and our staff. To really understand the learning environment as they see it through their lens today,” said Timothy White, CSU Chancellor...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 18:28

FORTUNA- The Fortuna Police Department is targeting homelessness one shrub at a time. Authorities are asking business and private property owners to clear out excess brush and vegetation.

The agency says the city has been experiencing a slight up-tick in illegal campsites, with a large population residing behind the redwood village shopping center. The department is working with that...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- A 91 page report detailing Humboldt County DHHS' strengths and weaknesses went before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

The review is a precursor to the search for a new health and human services director. Current director Phillip Crandall is set to retire in January.

As part of the study, county employees and residents were asked what they thought was good about...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:38

EUREKA- The Eureka Rescue Mission held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in Old Town.

The Mission has been serving those in need since 1967 and is now expanding it’s 2nd Street location. 

"We'll have a cafeteria that will hold from 150 probably occupancy. We’ll also have a brand new kitchen which we need so bad because this building that we’re in right now is over 100...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:05

EUREKA- The Eureka Woman’s Club is inviting local professionals to join it’s Afterwork Network.

Wednesday night, the Woman’s Club is hosting an open house for those in the community to learn what it’s all about. On the third Wednesday of each month, the Afterwork Network invites members to a social event and an educational workshop. Previous workshops include project management 101, job...

Post date: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 16:56
BRIDGEVILLE - A vegetation fire shut down State Route 36 for several hours before re-opening in Eastern Humboldt late Monday afternoon..
 
Just after 2:30 pm, CalFire and other emergency personnel were called to an area two miles east of Bridgeville. Power lines were believed to have come down and ignited the fire. A 50 by 50 foot section of vegetation burned. ...
Post date: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 21:21

EUREKA - One person was cited and another arrested during a weekend shoulder tap operation in Eureka.

On Saturday, Eureka Police officers, using a minor as a decoy, solicited adults to buy alcohol. The minor indicated he or she was underage. 27-year old Eureka resident, Steven Allen Burrous agreed to purchase the alcohol and was cited for breaking the law.

During the operation,...

Post date: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 19:45